Marathon Playlist + Last Minute Thoughts

2 Nov

TOMORROW IS THE DAY!

I can’t believe it is hear. I am beyond nervous…but I’ll get to that in a bit.

I wanted to share my marathon playlist with you all. It’s only a little over an hour but I only plan on listening to music around mile 18-20 and only if I’m really struggling which hopefully is NOT the case! It’s a mix of songs, and this past week I’d hear a song come on my iTunes and think, “I need to add that to my list!”

What are your go-to pump up songs? What would you add? I am open to suggestions!

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Last Minute Thoughts:

I’m really nervous…here’s why BUT I’m going to try to add in some positive affirmations after each one:

  • I’m nervous because the past 3 weeks of training have not gone as planned. I’ve missed 8 days of training, and got sick this past week. Positive Affirmation: I need to trust the training I did for 16 weeks. I ran my long runs and ran in the double digits during week days as well…I have ran more than I have ever run in the past.
  • I’m nervous because I of course got a cold this week. Positive Affirmation: I feel much better now, and though my nose will probably be runny…energy wise I feel okay. Plus, I’ve read about some runners who got sick during taper week and then PRed!
  • I’m nervous of feeling out of shape due to not running as much, and out of breath. Positive Affirmation: I will go at an easy pace in the beginning. And as my friend told me, I can take walking breaks as needed.
  • I’m nervous of not being able to finish for some crazy reason. Positive Affirmation: I WILL finish. I finished 26.2 miles in 2011 on way less training and it was my first marathon. I have covered the distance before and can do it again.

I need to keep telling myself these things! I am trying to have faith in my body and legs. I’m also nervous about the crazy wind…35 mph gusts?!?! Awesome…but alas, you can only control your body and your training. I will try to draft off other runners, or take turns with my mom drafting.

Help! Do you have any positive affirmations or thoughts you use to build mental confidence? Please share them with me!!!

See you on the other side! 😉

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7 Responses to “Marathon Playlist + Last Minute Thoughts”

  1. Ani November 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

    I assume you have a goal going into this race, but do you have more than one? I went into the Chicago Marathon with three goals – one that I knew I could achieve, one that was slightly harder, and then one that was if all the stars align an I have a perfect race I could achieve. It was a huge confidence booster knowing that I would hit one of my goals that day! Good luck – you will do great!! You have been training so hard and it will pay off.

    • reach-yourpeak November 7, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

      Thanks so much for your well wishes Ani! We had a few goals, and we ended up achieving them! =)

  2. Nora November 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm #

    Have a great race. Your body is trained, now you can enjoy the experience!

  3. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats November 3, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Your race will now be done an dusted but I sincerly hope you rocked it and all went well! Loving your playlist you’ve given me some ideas for mine 🙂

    • reach-yourpeak November 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

      thank you!! we did! posting my recap in a few minutes 🙂

  4. jaredrexclark November 8, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    That is a great AC/DC song. I say most of there music is great for running/working out!!

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